New on the property scene in Grantham is Gecko Property, run by husband and wife team Lee and Sarah Kirk.
The couple run the business in Vine Street, having decided to operate in Grantham because it “has a lot going for it”.
Lee, 44, said: “People need to “big it up” more. There are great road and rail links, good schools, a good stock of quality housing and the surrounding countryside is very nice.
“We also wanted a physical presence, important in this day and age of the online business, to give a more personal approach.”
Gecko aims to offer a quality lettings, property management and maintenance service, with a focus on customer service, communication and a personal approach.
Lee and Sarah have a real passion for the business, their first joint venture, and a passion for property and property management.
Lee said: “We are investors and landlords ourselves and know what we expect of a letting and property management agency. We felt that the market was ready for a business that was focused on customer service as its number one priority.
“We have experience of a range of property markets in the East Midlands, such as Stamford, Bourne, Oakham, Sleaford and Yorkshire. In addition, we are able to offer access to the fast moving London property scene, for those looking for more variety in their portfolio.
“Through this combination, we believe we are ideally placed to service the letting and investment requirements of landlords across the East Midlands.”
Gecko is a name few will forget, chosen well by Lee and Sarah, 41.
Lee said: “We chose the name Gecko as, like us, they have an affinity for property, sticking like glue to walls and roofs. They are also friendly creatures and we aim to provide a friendly yet professional service.
“Finally, the name is memorable, striking, creative, different and there was a lot that we could do with the brand in marketing the business.”
The couple moved to the Grantham area in 1995 from East Yorkshire, building a house on a plot of land in Little Bytham where they now live with their three-year-old daughter Eva.
Property is “in the blood”, said Lee, adding: “We have bought, developed, renovated and let out property as a family for over 20 years.
“Following careers in agriculture, transport and beauty, marketing, management and customer service, we decided to combine this experience with our passion for property.”
l To find out more about the services offered by Gecko, including guidance on the buy-to-let mortgage process and also mortgage and insurance options, call 01476 570747 or visit www.geckoproperty.co.uk